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  1. Pitbull mix named Scarface euthanized after attack at Tampa home

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    TAMPA — Scarface, the pitbull mix that attacked three people at an East Tampa home on Friday, has been euthanized.

    Brenda Guerrero of Tampa was bitten on Friday by her dog, Scarface, shown in this photo posted to Facebook in July 2015. Hillsborough County Animal Control euthanized the dog after it attacked Guerrero and two other adults.
  2. Three attacked after Tampa woman tries to put sweater on dog

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    TAMPA — A dog bit its owner at an East Tampa home Friday afternoon, then attacked two other family members who tried to stop the attack, police said.

    Diane Guerrero was attacked while trying to put a sweater on Scarface, her pitbull mix.
  3. Carrollwood Players take the stage for 36th season

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    CARROLLWOOD — Tampa's oldest community theater, Carrollwood Players, opens its 36th season this week on a new stage with one of two musicals, selected for the first time by votes through donations by patrons.

    The Carrollwood Players will open the season Friday with the musical production of The Addams Family.
  4. Why does he still go outside? Florida man survives lightning strike, spider, snake bites

    Environment

    LAKELAND — Kyle Cook can't decide whether he's really unlucky or incredibly fortunate.

    Kyle Cook, 31, has taken on lightning, a venomous spider and an alligator and lived to talk about it all.
  5. It looks like a googly-eyed cartoon octopus. Here's what that adorable sea creature really is

    Wildlife

    Scientists manning the exploration vessel Nautilus and its remotely operated vehicles spotted something truly adorable recently: Just off the coast of California, hanging out 3,000 feet below the surface, they saw what looked to be a googly-eyed cartoon octopus.

    This adorable critter is called Rossia pacifica, but it's more commonly known as the stubby squid. It's most closely related to the cuttlefish. [Exploration Trust]
  6. FSU student in face-biting attack in stable condition (w/video)

    Crime

    TEQUESTA — A 19-year-old Florida State University student charged with fatally stabbing a couple outside their home and then biting the dead man's face was reported in stable condition Wednesday with guards nearby at a West Palm Beach hospital.

    Austin Harrouff, a 19-year-old Florida State University student, fatally stabbed a couple at random outside their house, wounded their neighbor and was biting the dead man's face when deputies finally subdued him, authorities have said. [Martin County Sheriff's Office]
  7. Miami doctor to return library book overdue since the 1970s

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    CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A Florida doctor is returning a long-overdue book that he checked out from a West Virginia library and donating $500.

  8. Dolphin snatches iPad of woman taking its photo at SeaWorld (w/video)

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    ORLANDO — A woman trying to take a picture of a dolphin at SeaWorld in Florida with an iPad apparently got a bit too close because it snatched the device right out of her hands.

    SeaWorld trainer Aubrey Taylor interacts with Bossa the dolphin two years ago in Orlando. Video aired by Tampa's WTVT-TV on Monday shows a dolphin at SeaWorld Orlando snatching a woman's iPad out of her hands. [Associated Press (2014)]
  9. The Top 10 videos on tampabay.com in 2013

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    They made us smile. They made us cry. They made us think. They even outraged us. Out of the hundreds of videos produced by the staff of the Tampa Bay Times, these were the ones that caught the eyes of viewers here in Tampa Bay and around the world. We offer them here with links to their original stories. If you'd like …

  10. Push-up challenge a simple way to get in shape

    News

    Before we go any further, please set this column aside for just a moment and hit the floor. Time to do some pushups.